September 29, 2009

Family Visit

We were lucky enough to have some of my family visit recently. They came up for the Oregon-Utah game. They all had a great time at the game (okay...maybe not the Utah fans - which is everyone but Dan) and my mom and I had so much fun watching all the kids! It was a little crazy, but they're just so dang cute and funny that we had a great time. And then we rewarded ourselves with dinner and a movie. :) The rest of the trip was full of relaxing, shopping, and just having a good time being together. I'm so blessed to have such a great family!!

{These kids sure do love their grandma!}
{Isn't Annalee adorable??}

{The boys loved watching Cars!}

{Tanner is so sweet!}

{I just adore Aaron}

{Looks like someone found some stickers...}

September 15, 2009

Beatlemania (sorta)!

Last week, Angie and I bought the new Beatles Rockband game. I obviously know who the Beatles are and have heard some of their songs, but I was never a fan. After playing this game the first night, I'm a fan now! I didn't realize how good their music was. I'm addicted to this game and can't play anything else. I find myself waking up in the morning and sneaking over to the XBox to play a song or two before I start my day. I usually do this while Ang is getting ready because I don't want her to think I'm obsessed with this game. I guess the secret's out now. :)
Anyway, I give this game a giant thumbs up! Here are pictures of other people who give their stamp of approval:

'nuff said.

September 8, 2009


In honor of Labor Day, Angie and I decided to celebrate by making other people work. We drove up to Portland with the main goal to shop for some baby stuff. After picking up some baby items, we decided to check out this doughnut place in downtown called VooDoo Doughnut that was featured on the Travel Channel TV show "Man v Food" (which has become one of my favorite shows to watch).
They have some strange concoctions as you may tell from the picture below.
(yes, some of these doughnuts have Cap'n Crunchberries, Froot Loops, and M&M's on them)
The only thing I wanted to try was the maple bar with bacon on top of it. I know it sounds like an odd combination, but lets get one thing straight: bacon is awesome. Bacon will make anything taste better. And since I don't like maple bars, I thought I'd put my theory to the test.
And guess what? I loved it! There's something about the fusion of the doughnut, maple topping and bacon on the tastebuds that reminds me of pancakes and bacon for breakfast. Ang took a few bites of it and she agrees. Our second favorite was the glazed doughnut with chocolate frosting, rice crispies, and a drizzling of peanut butter. We don't typically eat doughnuts, but these were definitely worth it. They were even worth waiting in line for, which spilled out onto the sidewalk (even at 3:00 in the afternoon).
Good times...

...but not for this guy.